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AustraliaPoochie

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Re The (Australian NBN) scam.
I was able to get that one was from an 037 MEL phone landline.
After that one where I listened to the Aust lady recording spiel...
Then it after that, all calls went to calls from "Private Number"..
Was saying to the lady (recording) several tines, Namaskar thinking it would put me to the technical handler/technician without me pressing #1.
But they want us to press #1.
 

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I called my provider and they said there’s no problem as I wasn’t using Telstra wires. But that NBN just does a blanket call out.

Here's a question for any knowledgeable communication people out there, why was spoofing allowed/authorised in the first place? Or why wasn't a standard brought in that could at least identify and monetise spoofing?

I realise there may have been a very limited legitimate use for spoofing for some government agencies when it was first proposed, but surely it would have been forseeable that this technology was going to be mis-used?
 

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Just had a very scary email, IF I had a driving licence, had a car and lived in NSW.
We all know that the NSW RTA is now NSW RMS (Roads and Maritime Services), but it has it now that scammers have my full real name, and also my email address.
Had this email asking me to print something from NSW RMS E-toll.
After a google search, it (the real RMS) says they are aware of the scam.
Probably the scammers want me to open something, or print a fake bar code or fake QR code.
I did hover over the sender, and indeed, it wasn't from the NSW authority, but something
French or European language.
I would dare say, that someone ebay seller must have onsold my details.
 

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I was just told a story by a mutual friend of a man who’s in his mid-80s who flew to SCL. He waited outside the airport for his son to pick him up, but 2 man approached him and said who are you waiting for and he gave them his son’s name and they said using the son’s name that he had sent them to pick his father up.

They apparently took him to ATMs where he withdrew thousands of dollars and then they dropped him at a hotel where the son found him.
 
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I was just told a story by a mutual friend of a man who’s in his mid-80s who flew to SCL. He waited outside the airport for his son to pick him up, but 2 man approached him and said who are you waiting for and he gave them his son’s name and they said using the son’ name that he had sent them to pick his father up.

They apparently took him to ATMs where he withdrew thousands of dollars and then they dropped him at a hotel where the son found him.
Wow.
That must have been a scary experience.
Sad though those men would pick to scam an old man.
 

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My latest (and a different one):

Hello, I'm Azim Hashim Premji, an Indian business tycoon, investor, and philanthropist. I'm the chairman of Wipro Limited. I gave away 25 per cent of my personal wealth to charity. And I also pledged to give away the rest of 25% this year 2019 to Individuals .. I have decided to donate $ 1,500,000.00USD to you because of your email ID is among the luckiest winner. If you are interested in my donation, contact me for more info. You can also read more about me via the link below [his real LinkedIn site] Warm Regard CEO Wipro Limited Azim Hashim Premji whatsapp: +

The email address is from Armenia. No. not biting...
 

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Been getting calls on my mobile this morning feigning from "Lismore" ATO number - robo-call telling me I'm going to court for not paying my taxes LOL.

I keep saying to my self why do they bother with that crap (same robo-call message for last 6-7 years filled with Americanisms), but then I remember how many gullible people there are all around me.

I love the block feature on iPhone. I used it yesterday on a couple calls from Burundi.
My folks received this on their landline and it went to messagebank. Being over 65 they thought this sounded legitimate so had me come over and hear for myself. I could tell straight away it was fake. But i feel sorry for older people who don't have someone to support them weed through these things.
 

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My folks received this on their landline and it went to messagebank. Being over 65 they thought this sounded legitimate so had me come over and hear for myself. I could tell straight away it was fake. But i feel sorry for older people who don't have someone to support them weed through these things.
well I am over 65 and I wouldn’t have thought it was legit! I am glad your folks have you to support them, but don’t put all older folk in the same basket :) :).
 

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My folks received this on their landline and it went to messagebank. Being over 65 they thought this sounded legitimate so had me come over and hear for myself. I could tell straight away it was fake. But i feel sorry for older people who don't have someone to support them weed through these things.
Jeez, I hate to say it but 65 was quite a while ago for me.
 

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Need to tell your folks about the fake (Aust accent though, what the ...) robo call from the Aust National Broadband Network, your service is going to be cancelled, press 1 to speak with a technician.
 

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Need to tell your folks about the fake (Aust accent though, what the ...) robo call from the Aust National Broadband Network, your service is going to be cancelled, press 1 to speak with a technician.
If only they would cancel it and give me back that lovely copper wire.
 

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If only they would cancel it and give me back that lovely copper wire.
Heh!
If only.
You could try and ask though when your turn to get called comes.
Being aware its a scam call though, just to see what happens next in their script, ... will it lead to problems with your computer or fishing for more info about the person they called.
 

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I was really lucky with Powerball the other day!

"NOTICE!
This email serves to officially inform you that you have won in the Powerball June Promo drawn on May 25, 2018.

Players are automatically entered into this draw through afiliated online shopping checkouts and then the winners randomly selected from the millions of global entries. As one of the 20 lucky winners, you are entitled to a total payout of 620,152 British pounds plus an all expense paid trip for two to the award ceremony in the United Kingdom!!!

Please note your details below:
Ref No: PWB/2018/JUN/199052
Batch No: PWB/762112
Serial No: 8007711
Data Protection: The personal data collected here will be used for identification and verification purposes only. Please note that this information would be kept highly secure and confidential.


Be advised that your current location or nationality are not important as this is a worldwide program. To claim please complete and return the attached form and provide a copy of your ID and recent utility bill or bank statement to your claims officer via email or fax below:

Paul Parsons
Email: claims@subscribers-global.com
Fax: (+44) 844 772 3971

Please ensure to submit all requested documents to avoid delays in your claim processing. We usually get a few cases of impersonation, so please also ensure to keep your claim information secure and confidential until all processes have been completed and your claim credited to your account. You can also request a cancellation form if you do not wish to claim.
NOTE: You must be aged above 18 to claim. All claims must be processed by July 7, 2018. After this date, unclaimed winnings will be considered FORFEITED and returned to the Treasury for next rollover.

Shirley Lee
GS

Official agents of Powerball International"

I love the specificity of 620,152 British pounds. I would have been satisfied with 620,151 British Pounds. But I am comforted that my data will be protected.
 

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Current location or nationality '(are)' not important...
A person schooled in proper English would have written (is) not important.
Ergo its either an Indian or Russian or African scammer.
 

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